Dysjar hinna dŠmdu / Cairn of Condemned

Rannsˇknin mi­ar a­ ■vÝ a­ leita ■eirra einstaklinga sem teknir voru af lÝfi hÚrlendis frß 1550ľ1830. N÷fn ■eirra, brot og dˇmar ver­a skrß­ir en einnig bakgrunnur ■eirra kanna­ur me­ tilliti til st÷­u, fj÷lskylduhags og b˙setu. Rannsˇknin hˇfst 2018 en h˙n mun byggja ß kenningum um efnismenningu og undirsßta (e. subaltern) en einnig pˇst-marxisma og femÝnisma. HugmyndafrŠ­ileg mˇtun stÚtta og stÚttskiptingar, kynbundi­ misrÚtti og m÷gu-leikar undirsßta til a­ hafa ßhrif ß rÝkjandi vi­mi­ ver­a ■annig Ý forgrunni. Rannsˇknin er fjßrm÷gnu­ me­ framlagi ˙r Fornminjasjˇ­i, Rannsˇknasjˇ­i Hßskˇla ═slands og samstarfsa­ilum.

 

In English

The aim of the project is to investigate the individuals who were executed in Iceland from 1550ľ1830. Their names, crimes and verdicts will be registered, and their background reviewed in terms of status, family life and residency. Beside this, the performance of the executions will be investigated as well as the background of the executioners. The project will be based on the studies of material culture, post-humanism, post-Marxism and feminism. The formation of class divisions and hierarchy, gender-based inequality and possibilities of marginalized people to influence the prevailing situation will thus be at the forefront. The research is financed by contributions from the Archaeology Fund, the University of Iceland Research Fund and Grampus Heritage and Training Ltd.

Ůingeyraklaustur / The Ůingeyrar Project

Markmi­i­ me­ Ůingeyraverkefninu er a­ rannsaka Ůingeyrar Ý H˙na■ingi sem valdami­st÷­ Ý lengri tÝma frß landnßmi til n˙tÝma. Ůar var H˙na■ing a­ ÷llum lÝkindum starfrŠkt ß 10. og 11. ÷ld og sÝ­an reki­ klaustur frß 1133ľ1551, lengst allra klaustra ß ═slandi. Eftir lokun ■ess settust a­ ß Ůingeyrum umbo­smenn Dana-konungs og sßu ■eir um klaustureignirnar, auk ■ess a­ starfa sem sřslumenn. ┴ri­ 1812 komst j÷r­in Ý einkaeigu ■egar klausturhaldarinn Bj÷rn Ëlsen keypti hana af Danakonungi. Rannsˇknin er fjßrm÷gnu­ me­ framlagi ˙r Fonrminjasjˇ­i og af samstarfsa­ilum.

 

In English

The purpose of the project is to investigate Ůingeyrar in H˙na■ing as a center of power and culture for over 1000 years. At first, the parliament, H˙na■ing, most likely operated there in the 10th and 11th centuries but after that a monastery was run at Ůingeyrar from 1133ľ1551, the longest of all monasteries in Iceland. After its closure, Ůingeyrar became the residency of the representatives of the Danish king on the island but they served as sheriffs besides being the keepers of the former monastic properties. In 1812, the sheriff Bj÷rn Ëlsen, bought Ůingeyrar of the Danish king and the farm has since then been privately run by several influential politicians and entrepreneurs. The project is funded through a contribution from the Archaeology Fund and Grampus Heritage and Training Ltd.

Skri­uklausturŚhÝbřli helgra manna / Monastic Activities at Skri­a

Fornleifauppgr÷ftur ß r˙stum Skri­uklausturs Ý Fljˇtsdal stˇ­ yfir frß 2002-2012. Me­ honum tˇkst a­ afla mikilvŠgra gagna sem nau­synleg eru til ßframhaldandi rannsˇkna ß klaustrum og klausturhaldi hÚrlendis. Rannsˇknin var me­ a­setur hjß Gunnarsstofnun ß Skri­uklaustri og ß Ůjˇ­minjasafni ═slands. Bˇk um rannsˇknina, Sagan af klaustrinu ß Skri­u, kom ˙t hjß S÷gufÚlagi Ý ßg˙st 2012.

 

In English

The project centered around an archaeological excavation on the ruins of the monastery that was operated at the farm Skri­a in Fljˇtsdalur from 1493ľ1554. The excavation lasted from 2002 to 2012 and was funded with contributions from the Christianization fund, the Icelandic Research Fund (RannÝs), the University of Iceland Research Fund, the Icelandic state and Grampus Heritage and Training Ltd beside the institutions involved, such as Gunnarsstofnun at Skri­uklaustur and the National Museum of Iceland. A monograph about the research, Sagan af klaustrinu ß Skri­u, was published by S÷gufÚlag in 2012.

SÚ smellt ß hlekkina e­a myndirnar hÚr a­ ne­an mß finna tŠmandi upplřsingar um vi­komandi rannsˇkn.

M÷rk hei­ni og kristni / The Transition from Paganism to Christianity

M÷rk hei­ni og kristni er fornleifafrŠ­ilegt rannsˇknarverkefni sem stˇ­ yfir tÝmabili­ 1997-2000. Vinnu vi­ verkefni­ er loki­ en Steinunn nřtti ■a­ til doktorsprˇfs Ý fornleifafrŠ­i vi­ Hßskˇlann Ý Gautaborg. Doktorsritger­ hennar The Awakening of Christianity in Iceland kom ˙t ßri­ 2004.

 

In English

The transition from paganism to Christianity was an archaeological research project that lasted from 1997 to 2000. The project was used as the base for Kristjßnsdˇttir┤s doctorate in archeology at the University of Gothenburg. Her doctoral thesis The Awakening of Christianity in Iceland was published in 2004.

A­rar rannsˇknir / Other Research

Af ÷­rum minni rannsˇknum er helst a­ nefna uppgr÷ft ß kumli vi­ bakka ١risßr Ý landi Eyrarteigs Ý Skri­dal, ß meintum grafhaug Ý landi Brei­alŠkjar ß Bar­astr÷nd og ß r˙st skßla Ý landi Hofs Ý Vopnafir­i.

 

In English

Other minor researches to mention are an excavation of a pagan grave at the bank of the ١risß river in Skri­dalur, an alleged burial mound in the land of Brei­ilŠkur at Bar­astr÷nd and on the ruins of a long-house at Hof in Vopnafj÷r­ur.

Klaustur ß ═slandi / Monasticism in Iceland

TÝmabili­ 2013ľ2017 fˇr fram fornleifarannsˇkn sem mi­a­i a­ ■vÝ a­ skrß minjar ■eirra fjˇrtßn klaustra sem rekin voru ß ═slandi ß ka■ˇlskum tÝma (1000-1550). Rannsˇknin var fjßrm÷gnu­ me­ framl÷gum frß Rannsˇknasjˇ­i ═slands (RannÝs), Rannsˇknasjˇ­i Hßskˇla ═slands og samstarfsa­ilum.

 

In English

The project was run from 2013 to 2017 but the aim of it was to map all possible remains of the fourteen monastic institutions that were operated in Iceland during the Catholic times there (1000ľ1550). The study was funded with contributions from the Icelandic Research Fund (RannÝs), the University of Iceland Research Fund and Grampus Heritage and Training Ltd. A monograph about the research, Leitin a­ klaustrunum, was published by S÷gufÚlag in 2017.